The girls both had NMIT today so they were up and gone by 8:30am.
I had not a lot planned for the day so I wallowed in my bed until around 10am.
The puppy was let out and fed and Azzan carried on sleeping.
It was a much warmer morning.
In fact so much warmer there was no need to light the fire or turn on heatpumps.
I was intending on taking Caspian for a walk to the vets and have him weighed, so around 10:30 I headed to the shower.
I was doing the great debate of do I bother washing my hair today or leave it till tomorrow.
Decided to do it today.
Had just gotten in and was totally soaked from head to toe when the phone went.
It was work calling to see if I was available to come in asap.
So I raced back into the shower and completed my ablutions, through on clothes, gave Azzan an update and flew out the door.
Texting Shanni along the way – not as I was driving!
I had a lunch date set up with the girls to take them both shopping which I realised would probably have to be postponed.
Got to work at 11:10am and spent the following few hours sorting out a crisis.
It was good to have the input and assistance of several of the team who were coming and going as it was a tricky case.
I hadn’t had time to have any breakfast before leaving so I was getting really hungry by early afternoon.
A delightful lady bought in a coffee cake with pecans on the icing before I left.
My goodness, hadn’t had that in years – it was so good!!
My stomach no longer ached from emptiness but from overload of deliciousness 😉
Finally got my part of things sorted and my report written up and was out of the office at 2:30pm.
Drove to meet Shanni who was wanting to show me her chair she had been building at carpentry this term.
My car was too small for it to fit into so after ascertaining that the tutor would be there for a bit longer we shot straight home and changed vehicles.
Came back in the Nissan to find the whole department locked up.
Frustrating to the max!
Nothing we could do so I took Shanni back home and swapped cars again.
She wanted to rest a while before heading off to work.
I met up with Mahalia in city centre, she’d gone to start looking for some winter jumpers.
We combed a few shops and finally came out with several that both of us were happy with 😉
Then I took the bag of Gavin’s stuff, he’d left it in our attic a few years ago, to the shipping company and spent half an hour packing it all into a box and getting it ready to send over to him in the UK.
I’d been getting quotes and trying to sort it out for several weeks so was very glad to finally get it all done and dusted!
Then we headed home.
I was sitting in the car after Mahalia got out, sometimes I like to just sit in the peace and quiet for a few moments before going indoors to the busyness of family, when a hand reached in and gave me my new eftpost card.
It was Ross!
He and Andrea had just arrived and I hadn’t seen them.
We had a lovely whirlwind visit, showed them all the new changes and additions, and before they left he unpacked and connected up my printer.
It all works great.
But after falling over so much junk to do it I really have to spend some time sorting stuff and getting rid of heaps, I am beginning to feel somewhat over crowded and hemmed in with all the boxes from home.
Andrea & Ross headed off to visit a friend at hospital.
Mahalia & Azzan had soup and buns for dinner.
I felt like something a bit more so roasted up a mix of veggies.
While they were cooking I watched some ‘Orange is the New Black’ and debriefed with Rebecca on the phone.
I remembered I hadn’t collected my neighbours mail so I zipped around the corner to get it and then Nick called up to tell me that our dear friend Chris had just died.
She was diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease only a few months ago.
I was so glad I had the opportunity to catch up with her one last time when I was last in Christchurch.
She will be sadly missed but she went joyfully to meet her Jesus with a huge smile and great anticipation 🙂
Katherine arrived to spend the night with Shoshannah.
They had fun cooking before heading off to bed.
I could hear them talking for ages so hope some sleep was had.